Texas Senate race. Calling all Texans.

What can you tell us about this Beto O'Rourke character?

https://betofortexas.com/

He does have a pretty substantial issues page. No robust non-intervention statement like I would like to see, but at least a nod in that direction.

He seems to be something of what I think southerners call a rascal, as is GWB, which, politics not being beanbags, is not necessarily a bad thing.

Does he have any chance of winning?

Is this a runup effort preparatory to running for governor in some later election? Is he perhaps angling for a cabinet position in the next Dem administration?

Please, Texans. This enquiring mind wants to know.

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The Aspie Corner's picture

It'll probably come down to her and corporate/real estate cocksucker Adam Putnam. This, on top of Rick Scott running for Porky Dem Bill Nelson's senate seat. We're fucked no matter who we vote for.

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@The Aspie Corner Would you like to trade for Chuckie "They don't believe in the Torah" Schemer? Me being a Catholic, I don't believe in the Torah either. Neither do Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, followers of Confucius, members of other non-Zionist Christian denominations, and, of course, atheists and agnostics, or so I understand. Looks like old Schemer let the cat out of the bag about fashionable multiculturalism, which would seem to have been merely a slogan and a scam all along.

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Nastarana

@Nastarana

Bible.

Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.

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@HenryAWallace commentary on the Old Testament after the Romans destroyed the temple.

If the word refers to what I thought was called the Pentateuch, is it not true that Moslems also consider the OT to be sacred scripture although (for them) inferior to the Koran? So, Schemer's statement not only makes no sense, it could also be considered an insult.

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@Nastarana

Looks like old Schemer let the cat out of the bag about fashionable multiculturalism, which would seem to have been merely a slogan and a scam all along.

What most people call 'multiculturalism' or worse, 'cultural marxism' is just those at the top of the capitalist shit heap turning anything and everything into objects of capitulation to capitalism itself.

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gulfgal98's picture

@The Aspie Corner Gwen Graham was my rep in the House (one term) and she was horrible. I swore I would never vote for her again. Bill Nelson versus Rick Scott??? No real difference IMO.

We in Florida are very screwed. I was hoping John Morgan would run for Governor just to shake things up.

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"I don't want to run the empire, I want to bring it down!" ~Dr. Cornel West "...isn't the problem here that the government takes on, arbitrarily and without justification, an adversarial attitude towards its citizenry?" ~CantStoptheMacedonianSignal

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@gulfgal98 either. That said, this life-long Futurist will vote for him. Why? The guy has always tried to stand up for the environment. Maybe because of tourism $$, maybe cos he's a cracker, who knows? A tarantula spider is better than shite Scott. I want the indicted Medicare crook GONE. I don't know about you guys but I am sick of being embarrassed by where I live! Rec'd!!

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Some yahoos make me want to change species!

@HenryAWallace I don't live in Tejas, just piling on from the wiki. Beto Rourke Caucus memberships
Total of one 'memberships' he belongs to, the big one:

The New Democrat Coalition is a Congressional Member Organization within the United States Congress made up of Democrats who support an agenda that the organization describes as "moderate" and "pro-growth".

A November 2012 press release described the organization as "Congress' largest coalition of "moderates" heading into the 113th Congress. As of January 2015, there were 46 members in the House of Representatives.

On December 3, 2016, Connecticut congressman Jim Himes was appointed Chairman.

the obummers

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, as of 2009 the top contributors to the New Democrat Coalition caucus members were the finance, insurance and real estate industries and in the two decades between 1989 and 2009 members of the New Democrat Coalition had collected $50 million from those industries

Nice work if you can get it.
Finance
Insurance
Real
Estate

north south east west
feel it burn

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@HenryAWallace which is why I think he is a bit of a rascal.

I was hoping for more detail. It looks like he is not going away anytime soon.

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Nastarana

@Nastarana

Wiki and his own website probably contain as much information as any voter knows, but, of course, you could google and see what that yields. For me, the fact that he is a member of the New Democrat Coalition would be all I needed to know. ymmv

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thanatokephaloides's picture

O'Rourke endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for U.S. President in June 2016. As a sitting member of Congress, O'Rourke was a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In my humble opinion this makes him suspect. Not condemned necessarily, but suspect.

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

@thanatokephaloides Involvement in land deals is a warning bell as well.

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@thanatokephaloides

that relatively early on. It was confirmed in a facebook post by a New Hampshire state senator who was serving as Sanders' NH campaign chair. He was one of the first Democratic endorsers of Sanders I'd heard of, so I (and others like me) went to his facebook page to say thanks. Some asked him questions, including whether Democrats were being coerced to endorse Hillary. When he posted answering the questions, he said they were. That he even had the courage to answer that question impressed me. And, of course, Sanders did win NH handily. (-:

For me, membership in the New Democrat Coalition is the tell.

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friends and family in TX and she's been following Beto a little. She received some petition or fundraising thing about him from TOP and immediately asked me if that means he's tainted. I also read the wiki as Henry suggested and let her know what I found there. He's better than Machine Gun Cruz in my opinion but he's probably not a real lefty either. As for TOP I think we all know they'll jump on a bandwagon for even a "progressive" Democrat if they feel that person might actually win. Or they can get money out of it.

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@lizzyh7 back during the presidential primary.

Does your friend know anything about him besides the wiki information?

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